In this course, you will develop an understanding of the connection between reading and writing and gather ideas for implementing meaningful craft writing lessons that help students build skills that transfer naturally into reading. The course texts will help you to develop a better understanding of author’s craft and how to translate that into meaningful writing instruction in your classroom. In this flexible course, you will explore and implement high-impact, engaging lessons that you can teach in your classroom tomorrow!
For K-8 Teachers
This class is offered for 3, 4 or 5 Quarter Credits.
For 3 Credits you will complete 5 assignments.
For 4 Credits you will complete 7 assignments.
For 5 Credits you will complete 9 assignments.
Choose the text(s) that fits with your grade level, matches your interests, and your credit choice. Review Class Schedule/Assignments before purchasing your text(s).
3 credit option: select 1 required core text
4 credit option: select 2 texts: 1 required core, 1 choice (core or supplemental)
5 credit option: select 3 texts: 1 required core, 2 choice (core or supplemental)
Required Core Text Options:
Grades 3 - 8 Nonfiction: Writers Read Better: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work into Powerful Genre Reading by M. Colleen Cruz
Grades 3 - 8 Narrative: Writers Read Better: Narrative: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading by M. Colleen Cruz
Grades K - 5 Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts by Stacey Shubitz